Posted by Mary Shearer on October 26, 2000 at 19:43:45:
In Reply to: Would Woodhull vote for Nader? posted by Sarah Deer on October 24, 2000 at 21:11:25:
: Just wondering what other folks think...
: Also, does anyone have information on Woodhull's position on
: Native Americans? I was curious to know if she ever spoke out about
: the plight of American Indians.
There is one major area of agreement between Ralph Nader and Victoria Woodhull. Victoria Woodhull warned about the dangers of corporate power and wealth and its influence on the political process. Also, since Bush and Gore are in favor of the death penalty and Nader is opposed, my opinion is that Woodhull would lean toward Nader. Even if she wouldn't vote for him, she would deeply sympathize with his experiences as a third party candidate, and she would be outraged at his exclusion from the political debates.
Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief, was suggested as one of the possible running mates for Victoria in the 1872 campaign before they settled on Frederick Douglass, a former slave.
Victoria was President of the American Association of Spiritualists. At their 1871 convention, the following resolution passed unanimously:
"Resolved, that as our national intercourse with the Indians has been mainly characterized by deceit, bribery and cruelty, and as they have been the prey of corrupt speculators, traders and Indian agents, we rejoice at all efforts of the Government to inaugurate and adopt a more humane policy, and urge the recognition of Indians as citizens."
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